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San Francisco Visual Creative Community from 1945 to 1970

This era of San Francisco was a golden age, a camelot and a turning point in its history. It ushered in an incredibly productive group of creative people just back from the war and looking for fresh air and sunshine. North Beach, once a quiet Italian neighborhood became the hub of the Beat generation and paved the way for the hippies of Haight Ashbury. The exuberance of life around the bay was felt everywhere from Juanita’s ferry boat in Sausalito to Enrico’s Coffee House on Broadway. The infectious creative atmosphere where anything was possible. This site is a celebration of those people and that time.

While the creative community is not limited to the visual arts this site sits as a reminder of images and items not lost — just momentarily misplaced.

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